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Sdexte 11-02-2019 06:29 PM

Golf carts
 
Ok so Iím wondering whatís up with all the golf carts... every campground we have been to in the south almost everyone has a golf cart they drive around on. We even saw a guy driving his WHILE walking his dog. Is this a southern thing? Cause weíve not seen this phenomen where we were from in the Midwest. Just my curious nature.

Jamesb 11-02-2019 07:07 PM

Itís pitiful. And I think it is a Southern thing. People go to all levels to have a golf cart. Even on vacation at the beach, they pay $350.00 a week to rent one. We are big bicycle riders and prefer to stay away from the golf cart resorts. I think itís probably results from being lazy:hide::lol: And Iím from the South.

Mikendebbie 11-02-2019 07:23 PM

Golf carts
 
Go to Port Aransas TX during the summer and golf carts are like flies. And I don’t mean “your daddy’s old cushman” - these things are incredible. Just as many carts as cars. I guess I’m jealous. I would love to have one!

mtlakejim 11-02-2019 07:31 PM

I know the original poster was not trying to say people shouldn't be allowed to ride golf carts BUT that is how things get started. First someone says, man there sure are a lot of golf carts around here. Next thing you know some do gooder busy body is trying to ban them.....


You know what I am sick and tired of? People trying to tell other people how to live their lives!!!! You see it everyday in one form or another, don't drink soda, don't use plastic straws etc etc... (oh and don't use the .....).


We don't own a golf cart but I have absolutely ZERO issues if someone else does. We do own a side by side and it really pizzs me off when folks say that only hiking should be allowed in some parks! Just because YOU don't like how someone enjoys their life does not give you the right to shut them down!!! Just because you ride a bike (we do too) does not make you better than a person that rides in a golf cart.


We all desperately need to learn to get along and live and let live!!!......

Jamesb 11-02-2019 09:22 PM

Wow. Talk about taken everything out of context. Come to Myrtle Beach, SC sometime, you will understand. Where in the posts was someone telling someone how to live their lives? Interesting, to say the least.:lol:

rohrmann 11-02-2019 11:09 PM

We've been wintering in Sun City. AZ, and there are golf carts everywhere, including out on the roads. There are a lot of golf courses around here and people just load up their clubs and head for a golf course, and the carts have a license plate as they are street legal. They even have golf cart parking spaces at the local grocery stores. We purchased a used electric one and it sure is nice in this large park, not having to get into the truck to go visit friends or run to do laundry. Prior to this, we never expected we would ever own a golf cart, but here we are.

Dave W 11-03-2019 08:11 AM

Some people need a golf cart for health's sake. Others 'need' them for as yet unfathomable reasons to my thinking.


No, golf carts are not just a southern thing. Our Lake Champlain 'summer home' CG has way too many for, IMHO for the size of the 60 sites. Again, some of the folks need them for health reasons. Others, they have one just to "keep up with the Jonses" since there isn't a golf course within 10 miles.


If it's 'your thing' go for it. Just, PLEASE,keep your speed within reason and don't let way too young kids use them.

Jamesb 11-03-2019 08:25 AM

We would like to have one just to pull the honey wagon to dump in state parks. Since we love bicycle riding, I have really been researching all the electric bicycles. That would be great to have when my wife wants to go further than I do.

richfaa 11-03-2019 08:25 AM

It is not just a southern thing many permanents at northern CG have golf carts. We have many at our HOA resort here in Florida. The majority of the folks here are senior citizens and many have problems getting around. We have a golf cart .I have a very bad knee the cart gives me mobility. We live in a very large complex the cart cuts down on vehicle use. We also have access to just about every thing we need at a strip mall that is accessible by golf cart . We wife is also a golfer and we live on a golf course .We purchased ours as do most everyone here. Our Golf cart is pretty much our every day transportation around the complex and to stores, and restaurants. It is not street legal although it has lights, turn signals horn.

jcurtis934 11-03-2019 08:43 AM

What gets me are the 30 somethings driving gas powered carts around at high speeds...like 30's when the park speed is the typical 5 mph. Say something about slowing down and they crank the stereo up to full and throw you the finger as they go by your site multiple times.

RoadRunnerTR21 11-03-2019 08:59 AM

We got one when we moved my Dad across the street from us. He could not walk from his house to ours so we would pick him up in the golf cart. We would also take him for rides in the area so he could get out and enjoy the outdoors. We have neighbors that will have a fish fry or a simple gathering with the other neighbors. It's a bit far to walk and they don't have much vehicle parking so a golf cart is a perfect solution. There will be several parked at their house. When my wife started having some issues that involved a few surgeries, the golf cart was a great solution. Even though we live in the south, as several have said earlier, for some it is a solution to mobility issues.

RoadRunnerTR21 11-03-2019 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jcurtis934 (Post 1165190)
What gets me are the 30 somethings driving gas powered carts around at high speeds...like 30's when the park speed is the typical 5 mph. Say something about slowing down and they crank the stereo up to full and throw you the finger as they go by your site multiple times.


Those folks are just being A holes and need to be reported.

DQDick 11-03-2019 09:39 AM

It actually is getting to be a mid west thing. Many small towns now allow them on the streets and if you went to the Rally last Sept there were a ton of them rented for the week and that was the first year we've ever had them.

mlh 11-03-2019 10:03 AM

My neighbor loves them. He sells them he rents them. He thinks they are wonderful.
Lynwood

mtlakejim 11-03-2019 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Jamesb (Post 1165172)
Wow. Talk about taken everything out of context. Come to Myrtle Beach, SC sometime, you will understand. Where in the posts was someone telling someone how to live their lives? Interesting, to say the least.:lol:

I'm just saying that is how things get started. One person makes an innocent observation and next thing you know some busy body thinks they have license to start a campaign. Hide and watch, before long someone will say that the government needs to step in and license golf carts, then tax them, then restrict them to special "golf cart paths" you get the idea.....

Just let folks live their lives and you live yours.....

Sdexte 11-03-2019 11:04 AM

Ok to keep the peace here let me clarify my original post... I was not condemning golf carts or the people who use them because Iím sure they all have their own reasons for wanting or needing them. I was simply stating that it was something I had not seen before because I have not spent this much time outside of the MN area before. I was just amazed at how much these things get decked out since I was used to the old fashioned golf course golf carts so everyone just relax and enjoy whatever mode of transportation you choose to use because after all we live in a wonderful country that gives us that choice. Take care and drive safely.

DQDick 11-03-2019 02:34 PM

When I was Mayor I vetoed the ordinance to let golf carrs run the streets, mainly because it was hard enough to back out of angle parking on main street if a pickup was parked next to you without having to try and find golf carts. That lasted about 10 years, but it's open season on them now:socool::hide::nonono:

Fish 11-03-2019 06:20 PM

I bought mine because the 9 hole course at my place in Florida allows us to use our own carts and not pay a cart fee. Also so I could take the trash to the dumpster without having to fire up the diesel dually. Of course right after I bought it they started having 2 day a week trash pickup.

It's also fun to take the lab and wife down to the canal and have a few beverages and watch the big boats come through. We have bikes and ride them but we don't always want to.

mtlakejim 11-03-2019 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Fish (Post 1165249)
I bought mine because the 9 hole course at my place in Florida allows us to use our own carts and not pay a cart fee. Also so I could take the trash to the dumpster without having to fire up the diesel dually. Of course right after I bought it they started having 2 day a week trash pickup.

It's also fun to take the lab and wife down to the canal and have a few beverages and watch the big boats come through. We have bikes and ride them but we don't always want to.

Yep I'm with you. We ride bikes too, nearly every afternoon in fact. But we also like the option to fire up the side by side and ride down to the river. Doesn't make us lazy, we just like a variety of options. Variety is the spice of life!

1retired06 11-03-2019 09:14 PM

We have a golf cart we keep in Florida and enjoy having it.


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